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Benfica 4 - 0 Tottenham

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Benfica vs. Tottenham (Wed Jan 23)


                              Benfica  |  Tottenham
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-4-2 T
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Levi Stephen
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK R_Ceni
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF W_Morgan
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF A_Hinkel
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF G_Pique
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  DF S_Howey
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF R_Pires
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF C_McGregor
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF A_Johnson
                           E_Knave MF  |  MF E_Gabor
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW G_Weah
                            T_Erak FW  |  FW R_Sharp
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB C_Poenaru
                        E_Jordanov SUB |  SUB Doriva
                          De_Volte SUB |  SUB P_Henrique
                          E_Spence SUB |  SUB T_Manniman
                           Stefano SUB |  SUB Hugo_Sanchez

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(tth) W_Morgan beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  S_Mannaerts gathers up the loose ball
Min. 3  :(bfa) J_Bolm controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  T_Erak gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  T_Erak with his head down lets it go !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  R_Ceni moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  R_Ceni tips it wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil plays it into the danger area!
          ...  E_Knave loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  But R_Ceni dives to his left
          ...  I think R_Ceni just got a hand on that one
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 7  :(bfa) E_Knave with the towering header to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with his head down lets it go !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 8  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer flicks it over R_Sharp's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 10 :(bfa) E_Knave holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Plasil
          ...  J_Plasil with a thundering shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Benfica fans go wild!
          ...  Benfica go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Tottenham ...
Min. 11 :(bfa) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Benfica will now play D
Min. 11 :(bfa) The ball is passed in from J_Plasil, he finds Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  R_Ceni blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 12 :(tth) W_Morgan hoists the ball across to A_Hinkel
          ...  J_Foyth wins the ball with ease
          ...  B_Kuipers saw something no-one else did
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 13 :(bfa) J_Plasil runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Wilshere
          ...  A_Hinkel wins the ball
Min. 13 :(tth) A_Johnson with the nod to E_Gabor
          ...  R_Tomassi gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 16 :(bfa) J_Wilshere has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  A left-footer by J_Wilshere !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  R_Ceni was left standing
          ...  Benfica 2-0 Tottenham ...
Min. 19 :(bfa) J_Bolm plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Nathan_Dyer keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  R_Ceni gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Bolm
          ...  It comes to E_Knave
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  R_Ceni blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 21 :(bfa) R_Tomassi changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak fires a shot at goal !
          ...  R_Ceni collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 25 :(bfa) J_Bolm slides the ball across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A delicate chip from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  But R_Ceni tips it behind
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 34 :(tth) A_Johnson looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to A_Hinkel
          ...  R_Tomassi seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 38 :(bfa) J_Plasil with a neat pass into J_Wilshere
          ...  From long range J_Wilshere bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  R_Ceni makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 40 :(bfa) R_Tomassi drives it forward to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with the crafty shot!
          ...  R_Ceni blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) J_Wilshere unselfishly lays the ball back to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  C_McGregor is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Matias Finkelstein looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 48 :(bfa) T_Erak plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  T_Erak hits a great shot !
          ...  R_Ceni goes down well to save

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 2-0 Tottenham

Min. 54 :(bfa) J_Wilshere takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Bolm
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from S_Howey
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Wilshere runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs A_Hinkel
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  W_Morgan knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But B_Kuipers just turns away!
Min. 57 :(bfa) T_Erak sidesteps S_Howey
          ...  T_Erak cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  R_Ceni makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 58 :(bfa) J_Plasil with the cross-field pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the chance !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  R_Ceni never had a chance!
Min. 64 :(bfa) E_Knave looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Foyth
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  S_Howey looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 68 :(bfa) T_Erak makes himself available
          ...  T_Erak with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  R_Ceni with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 69 :(bfa) J_Wilshere cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to E_Knave
          ...  E_Knave has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  R_Ceni plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 69 :(tth) R_Sharp takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  E_Knave takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 71 :(bfa) J_Bolm is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  E_Gabor with a bad challenge
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 75 :(bfa) J_Foyth with a reverse pass to T_Erak
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from W_Morgan
Min. 76 :(bfa) E_Jordanov will come on for Yann_M_Vila and play DF
Min. 76 :(tth) E_Gabor is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Pires
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  R_Tomassi looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 77 :(bfa) De_Volte is coming on and J_Bolm is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 78 :(bfa) Stefano is being prepared to come on
          ...  T_Erak is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 80 :(bfa) Stefano pushes it past the defender
          ...  Stefano hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a well worked goal!
          ...  Benfica 3-0 Tottenham ...
Min. 81 :(bfa) Stefano leaves his marker standing
          ...  A great volley from Stefano !
          ...  R_Ceni guesses right
Min. 82 :(bfa) J_Plasil slides it through the middle to Stefano
          ...  Stefano attempts a lob!
          ...  R_Ceni gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Wilshere
          ...  S_Howey wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(bfa) E_Jordanov moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Stefano
          ...  Stefano with the shot !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 89 :(bfa) J_Plasil with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past W_Morgan
          ...  He knocks it to Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  R_Pires stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 90 :(bfa) E_Knave sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  E_Knave tries to beat R_Ceni!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  Benfica 4-0 Tottenham ...
Min. 92 :(bfa) Stefano takes on S_Howey
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  Stefano smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It floats over R_Ceni
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 131,000
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : E_Knave (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Plasil (10), J_Wilshere (16), Stefano (80), E_Knave (90)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Foyth (12)
Injured              : N/A
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : A_Johnson
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Gabor (71)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Benfica      |   Tottenham
Attempts on Goal     :          24        |       0
Off target           :           5        |       0
On target            :          19        |       0
Possession           :          68        |       32
Corners              :           3        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           4        |       7
Key Tackles          :           5        |       6
Key Passes           :          20        |       4
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Final Score          : Benfica 4 - 0 Tottenham
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Player Statistics - Benfica
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  79   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  95   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  20   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  18
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  95   0   0   3   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  30  45
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  95   0   0   6   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  60  35
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  80   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |  95   0   1   3   1   4   1   0   0   0  20  50  65
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  32
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  81   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  61
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Jordanov     DF   1  22   7   2  12 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
De_Volte       MF   2  18   9   8  36 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  14   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  57

Player Statistics - Tottenham
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Ceni         GK  34   2   2   7  30 |  95  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
W_Morgan       DF   3  25  11   6  10 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
A_Hinkel       DF   1  25  11  10  44 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Pique        DF   2  25   9   6  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
S_Howey        DF   2  22  19   5  36 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
R_Pires        MF   3   9  26  17  31 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_McGregor     MF   3  14  25   8  23 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Johnson      MF   2   6  25  18  27 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
E_Gabor        MF   2  18  25   5  21 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
G_Weah         FW   1   9   7  26  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  11  25  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Poenaru      GK  20   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Doriva         DF   2  22  23  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Henrique     DF   1  18  25   7  18 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Manniman     MF   2  18  24   5  25 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Hugo_Sanchez   FW   2   9  16  24  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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